Shakespeare & Co. is pleased to host a reading by Brad Orsted on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:00 pm. An award-winning wildlife and conservation filmmaker/photographer, author, speaker and wilderness therapy instructor, Orsted will read from his new book Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild (St. Martin’s Press, June 2023). This event is free and open to the public.
Brad Orsted’s instinct for storytelling started early when someone gave him a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera as a child. Decades later Brad’s passion for wildlife cinematography and photography would not only earn him work with top networks like: Nat Geo Wild, The BBC, PBS, Nature, and The Smithsonian Channel, but also become part of his recovery after the tragic death of his daughter, Marley. Brad now resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he is hard at work on his second book and his wilderness therapy programs also called, Through the Wilderness. Brad’s film with Jeff Bridges and Doug Peacock, The Beast of Our Time recently won Best Environmental Film Award at the prestigious L.A. Doc Film Festival. A second film is in the making.